Lolo National Forest seeking public comment for Highway 83 North Seeley Wildland Urban Interface project

Missoula, Mont., August 27, 2023 — The Seeley Lake Ranger District of the Lolo National Forest is seeking public comment through September 28 on a proposal to manage safety concerns and improve forest health conditions throughout nearly 23,000 acres of Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) areas along Highway 83 in North Seeley.

The proposed Highway 83 WUI project was collaboratively designed with multiple stakeholders to mitigate public safety concerns within the area through the removal of dead and diseased trees. Major infestation of Douglas fir bark beetle has contributed to an increase in fire h...

 

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